Happy Baby pose provides a gentle stretch to the hips, inner groins and low back, helps to lengthen and realign the spine, and strengthens the arms and shoulders. Lie on your back. Bring the arms through the insides of the knees and hold on to the outside edge of each foot (pinkie toe side) with each hand.
With an exhale, bend your knees into your belly.
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Philosophy and Origin: Dasharatha, the King of Ayodhya, was a famous warrior and a protector of dharma (life purpose). Pronunciation: (ah-NAHN-dah bah-LAHS-anna) Level: Basic. Tuck the chin into the chest with the head on the floor.

Inhale, grip the outsides of your feet with your hands (if you have difficulty holding the feet directly with your hands, hold onto a belt looped over each sole.) Happy Baby Pose Ananda Balasana. 1.

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Lying on your back, inhale both knees into your chest.

Ananda balasana (ah-NAHN-duh bah-LAHS-anna), also known as the happy baby pose, stretches the inner groin and lower back while calming the mind. Happy Baby Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions. He had three wives and no children. The pose also calms the mind and can relieve stress and fatigue, making it a nice choice to do before bed or at the start/end of practice. Step 1.